EVENTS & NEWS
Friday Night Wine & OUTDOOR Music Series — August 17th — 6 pm to 8 pm
This Friday, The Robbie Dacosta Band will be performing live in the Tasting Room.
Robbie Dacosta, a guitarist and singer with a ba-zillion tunes and wide appeal, Robbie plays everything from R&B, rockabilly, ballads, Frank Sinatra—music from the 1950s through the 1970s. A rip-roaring good time to be had by all!
Visit Robbie Dacosta on Facebook | This week’s food vendor…Call the tasting room at (541) 776-2315 then press 1 for the latest update
Cover $5 Wine Club Members | $7 General Public
Mark your calendar for these upcoming performances:
• August 24th — John Nilsen & Swimfish
• August 31st — Salsa Brava
• September 7th — The Rogue Suspects
• September 14th — Hog Wild
• September 21st — Broadway Phil & The Shouters
• September 28th — Bustin’ Out
Sunday Afternoon Wine & Music Series — August 19th — 3 pm to 5 pm
Join us on August 19th from 3 pm to 5 pm in the tasting room for our very own Sunday Afternoon Wine & Music Series featuring Don & Shae.
Wine Advice for Novices & Bluffers
Wine is a wonderful drink. It’s also hugely diverse. With countries from China to Italy, Uruguay to Argentina, and in Oregon too, making wine from thousands of different grapes, there’s a lot to get your head around, even before you start on the complexities each wine.
Well, Hidie-Ho there Roxy Wine People!! Or is that wine groupies?!?!?! Whatever!
Guess you might be wondering what in the world has been going on at RoxyAnn?? You know Inquiring Minds wants to know??
We finished our Summer bottling a couple of weeks ago. We only lost 1 person to heat stroke this year! (just kidding!!). We bottled the 2016 Claret, Honor Barn, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir wines. Along with our newly renamed Honor Barn White (no more White Wine blend). So you will have these to look forward to in the future.
Out in the Vineyard, things are a little behind the last couple of years and the heat and smoke aren’t going to help us catch up any. But Mother Nature will do as She wants! So no use getting all worked up about it. We have water, so all will be well. The smoke (which seems to be EVERY year) is a problem because of the timing, but we will just have to wait and see if we have any issues at harvest.
Did I mention it’s HOT OUT THERE?!?!?!? Who forgot to turn down the thermostat?
The Country Crossings concerts are this week, so we have been busy as chipmunks getting the totes cleaned and the wines ready. The event is much like bottling in that when you think you have it all figured out and are ready to go something else crops up to fix/replace/repair. Just another day in the life of your average Wine Professional! Ha!
Well, that’s all for now from the RoxyAnn wine bunker, I’m OUT!
Your Friendly Local Winemaker Kent Barthman
Featured Artist — Under the Surface of the Seas — August 2018
Audrey Shapiro is our featured artist this month. Stop by the tasting room to meet Audrey on Sunday, August 5th from 2 to 5 pm with complimentary appetizers. Enjoy LIVE music from 3 pm to 5 pm featuring Lisa Yriarte & Pete Brown of Not Too Shabby.
The memories of my photographic journey begin in grade school with a Polaroid and a Kodak Instamatic. Junior High School offered me my first photography class (yearbook) where I used my parent’s Canon and Nikon cameras (which I managed to ‘adopt’ years later!) For my 16th birthday, my dad gave me my first camera—a Pentax K1000. With that, I’d planned to conquer the photographic world of National Geographic… Life took me elsewhere in the land of careers, but not without my camera!
In Cayman Brac, BWI, 1994, I rented and used an underwater camera for the first time. It was the beginning of a love affair. By 2001, when I moved to the Philippines, I owned my first underwater camera, a Nikonos V and one Sea & Sea strobe. The equipment I used consisted of my Nikonos camera, a Sea and Sea strobe, the base and cables to connect the two, rolls and rolls of Ektachrome and Kodachrome slide film, and of course, my SCUBA gear!
At this time, I used my “land-based photography skills” along with pioneer underwater photographer Jim Church’s Essential Guide to Nikonos Systems. Through a LOT of trial and error (having only 36 exposures on a roll of film!), I taught myself how to use my Nikonos.
The images taken before 2006 were shot using my Nikonos camera. What you see in these images are exactly what I saw in the ocean—no enhancements nor ‘corrections’ have been made.
It was in 2006 that I bought my first digital camera—an Olympus EVOLT and Ikelite underwater housing for the camera. My introduction to the use of digital cameras was made in Palau, Micronesia, underwater. Since that first Olympus, a few other cameras made their way into my hands, and I now use an Olympus OM-D with an Inon strobe. The digital images that you see are not enhanced in any way, with the exception of an occasional crop or the ‘dusting’ of a bit of backscatter in the water. My joy is behind the lens, not in front of a computer!
My travels under the sea have taken me to Hawaii, Bonaire, the Cayman Islands, Mexico, Venezuela, Honduras, the Philippines, Thailand, Palau, the Solomon Islands, Indonesia, Fiji, Malaysia, the Maldives and Zanzibar.
Whether film or digital, the Caribbean or the Pacific, the factors that lie in the capture of these images were done in a mix of conditions, most always involving some kind of current or a mix of them: right, left, up down and surface. You can see this in a few of the images. And let me tell you, they can be fast!! Other intriguing challenges involve positioning oneself in order not to damage reefs, critters, nor self, avoiding getting stung by the many “stingy thingies’ as I call them, such as fire coral, and of course maintaining a safe dive by watching out for my buddy and checking my gages (I once ran out of air shooting this beautiful, AMAZING giant calm…yes, a giant clam! It was bigger than me, and so gorgeous, I had to!!
I have great reverence and adoration toward the ocean and all the life within it and my photos remind me of the amazing life we don’t see every day. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
*All materials used in the framing and mounting of all photos is PH balanced, and acid-free. The framed photos have museum grade, no-glare glass.
The Magic of Wine (Video)
If you simmer down all the many excruciating details of wine, it’s actually quite simple…Wine is an alcoholic beverage made with fermented grapes.
Of course, if you want to nit-pick the details, any fermented fruit can be made into wine (although legally speaking, if it just says “wine” it’s made with grapes!). What makes grapes special are their unique traits (such as tannin, acidity, and sweetness level) that make them particularly well-suited for making wine.
RoxyAnn Vintage Wine Discovery
Interested in rare, vintage RoxyAnn wine? There are some stores in the area that have a few bottles on their shelves. Grab them while they are still available!
- J & J Market — 2 bottles of RoxyAnn Sky Hill Red
- Medford Coop — 4 bottles of 2011 RoxyAnn Syrah & 2 bottles of 2012 RoxyAnn Tempranillo
- Ruch Market — 1 bottle of 2011 RoxyAnn Merlot, 1 bottle of 2011 RoxyAnn Syrah & 1 bottle of 2012 RoxyAnn Tempranillo
- Spirits World — 1 bottle of 2011 RoxyAnn Cabernet Sauvignon
As of 3/28/2018
Purchased any one of the above vintage selections? Let us know!
RoxyAnn Winery Voted Favorite Vineyard/Winery
Best of Medford 2018. Favorite Vineyard/Winery again! Thank you to all that voted. Congratulations to our co-winner 2-Hawk Winery.
The Cottage at Hillcrest Orchard
This historic little cottage boasts an incredible location for wine tasting and gorgeous views. Located on the grounds of the 250 acre Hillcrest Orchard Estate and RoxyAnn Winery, The Cottage will not disappoint for your next getaway!
Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting or glass of wine at the RoxyAnn Tasting Room.
“This place is a rare find for all the right reasons! Easily one of the coolest Airbnbs that I’ve stayed at. I arrived on a Friday night just in time for the live band and food truck by the tasting room. Barbara provided all the information and made sure everything was taken care of during my short stay. Make sure you get there early to taste some wine (the Malbec was my favorite). The staff are super friendly and the room is filled with witty wine quotes. Will definitely stay here again next time! PS. do NOT leave this place without getting a few bottles of wine =).”
“Terry and Barbara’s cottage was great! We went after harvest and the grounds are still beautiful. The staff in the tasting room was super friendly and even helped explain some of the wines to novice drinkers. We will definitely book this place again for our next journey through the area. Tastefully remodeled and comfortable all around!”
Southern Oregon — WineEnthusiast’s Top 10 Travel Destinations
We all know the story of Oregon wine no longer begins and ends with Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Southern Oregon has be hailed by WineEnthusiast as one of “The 10 Best Travel Destinations” in the world!
By the way, if you are wondering who is toasting a glass of bubbles in the “Where to Dine” section, it is our very own Steven Addington. It was an incredible evening of amazing food and wine spent with Eric & Julie Weisinger and friends at The Loft in downtown Ashland.
Southern Oregon Wines Love to Fly FREE!
Extended through 2017, the Oregon Wines Fly Free program allows Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members to check one case of wine at no cost on their return flight departing from one of four Oregon airports, as well as Walla Walla, Washington. As a bonus, inbound visitors can receive complimentary tastings at any participating winery by showing their Alaska Airlines boarding passes within a week of arrival.
Membership in Alaska Airlines’ award-winning Mileage Plan is free and customers can join at www.alaskaair.com.
Jack Day | CEO & Founder
Jack has a keen ability to connect the familial roots of this business with the future of where the wine industry is headed in Southern Oregon. He has a sharp mind paired with a clever wit that makes him someone you easily want to be around. He takes an invested interest in each and every one of his employees and goes above an beyond to pay attention to individual strengths that makes each person unique.